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Personalized
Coaching


From the creators of PhD Science®

 

Personalized Coaching

Coaches from the PhD Science team expertly guide educators to apply what they learn in Professional Development sessions to their own classrooms and schools. Through modeling, observation, and recommendations for customizing the curriculum, Great Minds® coaches help teachers improve implementation and help leaders develop effective ways to support, understand, and evaluate classroom practices. 

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Coaching Sessions

All sessions are available in virtual and in-person formats unless otherwise noted. Prerequisites to purchasing coaching sessions or bundles include Launch PhD Science Levels K–5 and Lead Implementation for Administrators.

COACHING SESSIONS

Build understanding of the what and the why of PhD Science, and receive guidance for planning, preparing, and supporting successful implementation.

 

Deliver a Lesson Collaboratively

(IN PERSON ONLY)
 
 

 

Guided Observation for Leaders

(IN PERSON ONLY)
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Coaching Bundles

THE OPTIMAL COACHING BUNDLE

Estimated commitment of 7 or 8 days | Supports up to 20 teachers and instructional coaches

  • Educators understand the key paradigm shifts required to effectively implement three-dimensional teaching and learning.
  • Teachers begin to modify instruction to encourage an inclusive and student-driven classroom culture.
  • Teachers gain comfort and confidence with the rigor and productive struggle PhD Science requires, in regard to hands-on investigations, collaborative conversations, and anchor visuals.
  • Leaders identify key trends in classroom implementation and continue to observe and support improvements.
SESSIONS INCLUDED TOTAL NUMBER OF EACH SESSION NUMBER OF HOURS PER SESSION MODE OF DELIVERY
Guided Observation for Leaders* 4 6 In Person
Deliver a Lesson Collaboratively** 2 6+ In Person
Classroom Management in a Student-Driven Classroom 1 3 Virtual
Pacing Strategies for a Student-Driven Classroom 1 3 Virtual

*Includes observations of roughly 5 teachers per session
**Includes 2 lessons per session

PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITY: THE MODULE-LEVEL STUDY BUNDLE

Estimated commitment of 5 days | Supports up to 150 teachers and instructional coaches

  • Educators understand the key paradigm shifts required to effectively implement three-dimensional teaching and learning.
  • Teachers and coaches develop skills in using the curriculum’s resources to plan, prepare for, and pace a module.
SESSIONS INCLUDED TOTAL NUMBER OF SESSIONS NUMBER OF HOURS PER SESSION MODE OF DELIVERY
Step 1: Explore 1 6 Virtual
Step 2: Identify 1 6 Virtual
Step 3: Examine 1 6 Virtual
Step 4: Determine 1 6 Virtual
Step 5: Deepen 1 6 Virtual


Each session consists of six 45-minute PLCs, with a maximum of 25 participants per PLC. The following are two examples of how a district could use this bundle:

  • Host a PLC for each grade level in K–5 for each step of the bundle, allowing 25 teachers or instructional coaches per grade level to receive training and redeliver the process to their staff internally.
  • Purchase a bundle for each grade band—K–2 and 3–5—and train more teachers per grade level.
RECOMMENDED LEARNING PLAN

Implementing PhD Science with Fidelity

To set educators up for success with PhD Science, our team of teacher–writers have created the three-year plan below integrating both PD and personalized coaching so all teachers can feel confident with the curriculum. Because we know that when teachers feel prepared and well-versed in the curriculum, students thrive.

PD Workshop Sequence Personalized Coaching Sequence

SUMMER
(prior to implementation)

- Launch PhD Science Levels K–5

- Lead Implementation for Administrators

FALL
- Focus on Instructional Techniques I

- Classroom Management in a Student-Driven Classroom

- Guided Observation for Leaders

SPRING
- Module-Level Study

- Pacing Strategies in a Student-Driven Classroom

- Deliver a Lesson Collaboratively

 
PD Workshop Sequence Personalized Coaching Sequence

SUMMER OR FALL

- Focus on Instructional Techniques II

- Advancing Science Instruction with Collaborative Conversations

- Guided Observation for Leaders

SPRING
- Focus on Instructional Techniques III

- Deliver a Lesson Collaboratively

 
PD Workshop Sequence Personalized Coaching Sequence

- Focus on Instructional Techniques IV

- Grade Band Progression

- Planning and Preparing by Using Checks for Understanding

- Guided Observation for Leaders

- Deliver a Lesson Collaboratively

 
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